Season 2 of Cloak and Dagger has us back in moody New Orleans with Tandy and Tyrone, and I’m excited for the ride we’ll be on. Last season was such a revelation, and I’m hoping this season won’t be any different. So far, what I’ve seen from the first two episodes, “Restless Energy” and “White Lines,” prove that we will get even more of what made last season so good, plus some surprises.

Here’s how Season 2 is shaping up to be just as good as its predecessor.

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cloak and dagger season 2 trailer

Netflix just cancelled all of their Marvel shows, but there’s still plenty of Marvel on TV. Like Cloak and Dagger, the Freeform series that will soon debut its second season. In season 2, characters Tandy and Tyrone trying to save a group of missing girls caught up in a sex trafficking ring. But the duo aren’t the only ones looking to save the day – Detective Brigid O’Reilly is also on the case, now going by the name Mayhem. Watch the Cloak and Dagger season 2 trailer below.

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cloak and dagger review

During its Television Critics Association panels this morning, Freeform announced the season two premiere date for Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger. The sophomore season of Freeform’s comic book series will premiere on Thursday, April 4 with a two hour episode.

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turn of the screw TV series

Henry James’ gothic horror novella The Turn of the Screw will be adapted into a new TV series for Freeform. So far, so good, right? Not so fast! The adaptation will also be set in modern times, which takes a little wind out of the story’s old school gothic scares. The new Turn of the Screw TV series will focus on a nanny who heads to a job on a picturesque island, only to discover possible supernatural forces.

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Joyland TV series

There was a period following the box office success of It where we were getting a new Stephen King adaptation announcement every day. Things have quieted down a bit, but producers still haven’t given up on the King craze. The latest King adaptation to join the ever-growing list is Joyland, a mystery novel King released in 2013. Freeform has ordered a Joyland TV series from writers Chris Peña (Jane the Virgin) and Cyrus Nowrasteh (The Stoning of Soraya M.).

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AMC Christmas Movies

Sure, it’s not even Halloween yet, but cable channels are already looking ahead in the calendar to get ready for Christmas, and AMC is looking to take on Freeform’s popular and long-running 25 Days of Christmas slate of programming with a big holiday line-up of their own.

AMC has snagged the broadcast rights to three big holiday movies away from Freeform. The Warner Bros. Pictures titles Elf, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation and The Polar Express will exclusively be available on AMC starting in November, and they’re adding them to a huge roster of other holiday movies and TV specials under their new Best Christmas Ever programming line-up. Read More »

Cloak and Dagger Season 1 Review

Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger surprised me in the best way possible. It’s a show that tackles heavy themes and strives for a place within New Orleans’ rich and varied history, all while providing those comic book story thrills. Aside from Agent Carter and Luke Cage, I haven’t been the biggest fan of Marvel’s TV offerings, but Cloak & Dagger offers something new and mature.

One of my personal gripes with the Marvel Cinematic Universe as a whole is that it doesn’t often speak with its chest when it comes to honestly tackling hot-button issues. But Cloak & Dagger absolutely does. It’s a series that’s not afraid to talk openly about racial discrimination, sexism, the effects of police brutality and harsh family dynamics. This isn’t a show for fanboys; it’s a show for people who are angry with society and want to change it for the better. This is Marvel at its most activist-driven, and it’s a side of Marvel we should see more often within the MCU.

There’s so much to say about Cloak & Dagger’s spectacular first season, so let’s break it down into some component parts. And, of course, talk about what we’d like to see in season 2.

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Cloak and Dagger Season Finale Review

The season finale of Cloak & Dagger has come and gone, and I can honestly say that this show has been a blast to watch. Each week, the series seamlessly weaved New Orleans culture with Marvel’s comic book flair, creating something wholly unique to the Marvel TV universe. The trend continued this week with “Colony Collapse.” The big climax of the season was Roxxon’s valves erupting and putting New Orleans in danger. But, in true Cloak & Dagger fashion, it happened during Mardi Gras, one of New Orleans’ biggest holidays, and brings the African spiritual implications of the Divine Pairing to its head.

Even more interesting is that in order for Tandy and Tyrone to save society, everything must be flipped and turned around, which could create more chaos later on. But for right now, it’s what our superheroes need to do to save the world.  

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cloak and dagger back breaker review

Next week is the Cloak and Dagger season finale, dudes and dudettes! Thankfully, we got the Season 2 renewal, so us Cloak and Dagger fans can heave a sigh of relief. With the promise of a second season, we can watch this week’s episode, “Back Breaker,” with more of a relaxed mindset.

However, Tandy and Tyrone aren’t relaxed at all as their lives appear to be falling apart. As Father Delgado taught his literature class, we’re at the point where our heroes are at their lowest, regressing further back than ever in their respective mentalities. Or, is all of it fate guiding its heroes to their destiny? Let’s get into how the spirits are just setting up our duo for their biggest test yet.

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The theme of this week’s Cloak & Dagger episode, “Ghost Stories,” seems to be all about revelations. This episode was the anniversary of the deaths of both Tyrone and Tandy’s loved ones, so the overarching spirit of melancholy was even more intense than usual. But the mood was heightened by truths (both subtle and not-so-subtle) that were revealed over the course of the episode. Here’s what we learned this week. Read More »